Tokoname City Pottery Footpath

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Tokoname City Pottery Footpath

Tokoname City Pottery Footpath
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thelonious22
Seongnam4,290 contributions
Nice walk, even if you're not into pottery
Jan. 2020
Tokoname City Pottery Footpath offers two self-guided walks that are very well posted. We took the shorter walk which took just over an hour at a leisurely pace. Sections of the walk have walls consisting of Meiji era clay pipes. The brick chimneys and old klins line the paths and there were a lot of English explanations along the way to keep things interesting. There are plenty of workshops that sell the pottery along the way although most are very expensive.
Written 27 January 2020
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Zita28
Singapore, Singapore164 contributions
If you love pottery and cats
Dec. 2019 • Couples
If you are hunting for some nice pottery this is a place for you. Nice walk to enjoy the scenery and hopping in and out of pottery workshop.

If you are a cat lover. Before you even enter the footpath you are greeted by this gianatic maneki-neko and follow by a lot of different cat symbols charms...

Do have your meals before starting as there are only some little cafes along the way.

Do note that there is a shopping street on the map. Which only opens in the morning.
Written 11 December 2019
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The_Traveling_Ben
Syracuse, NY262 contributions
Great area to explore
Nov. 2019 • Business
Came here instead of waiting in the airport for 5 hours. This is a great time. Area is great, path is well marked, and you can get amazing deals on pottery.

All items were beautiful and those I purchased were perfectly wrapped for travel.

If I return to Japan I will definitely be back!
Written 25 November 2019
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Masako P
Melbourne, Australia180 contributions
Nice hidden place , half day walk place
Oct. 2019 • Solo
Get out Tokoname station,( one stop before Nagoya air port) Get a map at the information centre at the station building then start walking up hill. They are 2 course for walk , from right or from the left.
I started from the right , go through lots of small streets , wondering around and bump to interesting streets.
I went to during week on October, the food shops were closed on Wednesday ;(
Interesting place for half day visit .
Written 2 November 2019
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Nagoya, Japan97 contributions
For pottery lovers
Oct. 2019 • Couples
Annual pottery festival place in Tokoname, Aochi in October. It is a great time to visit this pottery town. Walk around in town and you can find unique cafe with traditional pottery.
Written 12 October 2019
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William S
Kobe, Japan1,132 contributions
Long Walk!
Oct. 2019
We happened to be in Tokoname during the annual pottery festival and went there first. However, it was VERY crowded and there was a lot of manufactured crockery there. So we went to the Pottery Walk which is quite interesting if a bit of a downer. The climbing kiln is fascinating and there are a few places worth examining along the route. It does show the slow decline of the countryside - lots of older people and empty buildings - but the pottery was excellent. We bought quite a bit as there were several places which accepted credit cards. It's worth the walk but keep in mind you can't cut it short - you can reverse path but there are no clear shortcuts along the route.
Written 5 October 2019
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MaxMaya
Singapore282 contributions
Fascinating Pottery Works.
Jun. 2019 • Friends
It is just a street but it was fascinating for me as I love Japanese pottery. Great buys too. Suggest you walk the whole street first before you make your buys as some do have a repetition and prices differs
Written 4 July 2019
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Remi
England2,521 contributions
Pottery lovers' inspiration
Apr. 2019 • Couples
Tokoname is one of the six most important ancient kiln town. It is most famous for its unique pottery ware and is the birthplace of the lucky cat - Manekineko. One highlight of the City Pottery footpath was the giant manekineko measuring 3.8m by 6.3m overlooking the city above Tokoname Station. It got its name Tokonyan after a contest in 2008. There were 39 different ceramic lucky cat figures placed on the wall of the footpath under Tokonyan designed by different artists and had different meaning like love, safe travels, good health, smooth studies .... The footpath with the traditional clay pipes was another picturesque spot.
There are two recommended walk courses : 1.6km and 4km. Information could be available in the tourist information centre. Lots of things to see around. Do consider to walk the footpath early in the morning or later in the afternoon as the weather was quite hot. Also, bring a bottle of water to hydrate yourself as there're not many shops available along the footpath.
Written 7 May 2019
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Sue W
Jamesville, NY48 contributions
It was just ok
Apr. 2019 • Solo
Perhaps it’s the time of year, but I can’t imagine spending 2-3 hours on this. Though the walk was pleasant, quiet, and in some parts beautiful with the spring blossoms and blooms, I found it rather bland. At 1030-11am there were no shops opened. Again, maybe because of the season. My favorite part was the wall with cat figures for different wishes (safe travels, marital harmony, etc), which was delightfully whimsical.
It was well marked, right from Tokoname station, so that was a plus. Many signs were in English as well and maps/signs were clear. I’d rank it something to do if you happen to be here, but not a “bucket list” item.
Written 10 April 2019
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Karen H
3 contributions
Characterful walk
Feb. 2019 • Couples
The pottery footpath is a great little meandering stroll past ceramics shops and some snack places (in the summer) well worth it if you’re in the area
Written 19 March 2019
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